Sweet Nothings Recipe

Red bean drink is a common beverage in Asia, particularly in China. It can be served warm or cold depending upon personal preference. The drink is made with azuki beans, sugar and milk.
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Difficulty LevelVery EasyHealth IndexHealthy
MethodMain Ingredient,
Interest Group


 Red beans1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Sweetened condensed milk1 Can (10 oz)
 Ice cubes4
 Water1 Cup (16 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 765 Calories from Fat 117

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20.5%

Saturated Fat 7.9 g39.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 48.2 mg

Sodium 191.1 mg8%

Total Carbohydrates 134 g44.5%

Dietary Fiber 14 g55.9%

Sugars 79.1 g

Protein 32 g63.9%

Vitamin A 7.6% Vitamin C 13%

Calcium 47.9% Iron 35.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Wash and pour beans in a pot.
2. Add 2 1/2 cups of water and beans and boil.
3. Simmer it for 2 hours.
4. Mix one cup water and one cup condensed milk.
5. Fill 1/3 of a cup with cooked beans.
6. Add milk-water mixture and mix well.
7. For cold beverage, put the drink in a blender and crush.
8. Serve.

Editors Review

Want to whip up a drink? Try this Sweet nothings. This is a beverage which is very common in Asia, particularly China. It is made with azuki beans, sugar and milk. The best part about it is that it can be served warm or cold as per your preference.